They said it in October

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“India’s child wasting rate is extremely high at 20.8 percent—the highest wasting rate of any country in this report for which data or estimates were available.”

Global Hunger Index Report 2019 released by Concern Worldwide and Welt Hunger Hilfe (October 15)

“It is the responsibility of our historians and people to preserve and rewrite the nation’s history. Who is stopping us from rewriting (history)? We should not get into controversies over past writings. Instead, we should write history with our own view.”

Amit Shah, Union home minister, speaking at Banaras Hindu University (October 17)

“The (present) education system is creating indoctrinated minds. There is no element of enlightenment.”

Tushar Gandhi, director of the Mahatma Gandhi Foundation speaking at ‘Gandhi and Education Today’ event in Patna (October 19)

“The teachers in Haveri and elsewhere should ask themselves if they are manufacturing unthinking robots in classrooms when the students need just the opposite skill — human creativity — to survive in the age of artificial intelligence.”

Robin David, journalist, on a college in Haveri district of Karnataka asking students to wear oversized cardboard boxes over their heads to avoid cheating in an exam (Times of India, October 29)

“Historians have no power before politicians, who need to bind people with a single narrative, and so are not so much invested in truth as in legend (inspiring memories, indifferent to facts) and myth (cultural truth that gives meaning to the world and life, indifferent to facts).”

Devdutt Pattanaik, Indian mythologist and writer, in ‘Science versus myths’ (The Hindu, October 30)

“We’ve made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally. We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought.”

Jack Dorsey, CEO twitter.com (October 31)

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